“We shall strive against the adverse circumstances; we shall get over the present difficulties and proceed onward, and nothing will break the bonds of friendship and eternal gratitude linking us to the USSR.”
"The most important thing about the Olympic movement is the conception of sport as a instrument for education, health and friendship among peoples; a real antidote for vices such as drugs, smoking, abusing alcoholic beverages and the acts of violence that so affect human society".
I do not trust the US policy, nor have I ever exchanged a single word with them, something that in no way means a rejection to a peaceful settlement of conflicts or war dangers. Defending peace is a duty of all. Any peaceful and negotiated solution to the problems between the United States and peoples, or any people of Latin America, which does not involve force or the use of force, should be addressed according to international standards and principles. We will always advocate cooperation and friendship with all peoples of the world, among them, the peoples of our political adversaries. That is what we are demanding for all.